A reader points me to this cool set of pictures showing the recent Delta IV launch and highlighting the “toasted marshmellow” effect from the burst of flames around the ship at liftoff: Delta Launch Report | Delta 4-Heavy rocket launches from California – Spaceflight Now. === Space Prizes blog posts another collection of space competition related links: Prize Roundup: Photonics West, NanoSail-D Photos, OSTP Role, More. === Ben Brockert says he finds “it entertaining when people walk into the shop looking for the skydiving place and don’t comment on the moon lander prototype”.
- Progress docks at ISS; Manber on commercial lunar trips
- Shuttle lessons for Sen. Nelson; Archiving close calls; Spaceflight dangers;